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infographic about steps to choosing the right senior living community

Choosing the right senior living community is a significant decision that involves various factors, from understanding specific care needs to comparing costs and services. This infographic guides you through the essential steps to find a senior living community that best suits your or your loved one’s needs, highlighting key considerations and practical tips to streamline the process and ensure a choice that offers comfort, appropriate care, and a fulfilling community life.

More than 818,800 Americans currently reside in assisted living communities.¹

Step 1: Understand Your Needs

  • Determine care requirements, desired location, and financial capacity.

Step 2: Research Options

  • Explore communities through online searches, recommendations, and consultations with senior living advisors.

Step 3: Visit Communities

  • Schedule visits to see the facilities firsthand, meet staff, and observe the environment.

Step 4: Assess Community Quality

  • Check for proper licensing, read resident reviews, and verify staff qualifications.

Step 5: Compare Costs and Services

  • Review detailed breakdowns of costs and included services to ensure they align with needs and budget.

Step 6: Make a Decision

  • Evaluate all information and choose the community that best meets the emotional, physical, and financial needs of the resident.

Step 7: Prepare for the Move

  • Organize the transition, focusing on both logistical and emotional preparations.


1) A Place for Mom. Assisted Living Statistics. Retrieved from

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